The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Zachary Wollard

The Ironies of Human Longing II, 2007
Intaglio with pigmented ink-jet, embossing, etching, and gold leaf on Somerset Velvet in radiant white Hand torn to 21.13 in. x 27.63 in. (53.66 cm x 70.17 cm)

An explosion of technique - just what our babies need. Check out your Lost Brother, the Lost Hansen Brother's blog for related imagery and to celebrate the fact that HANSEN will be playing in LaCrosse this week. Stay tuned for some photos from Fridays HUGE research day.

25 comments:

Lisa said...

A definite explosion of techniques...and Wollard puts them to great use. Don't bother hiding your pigment in the ink-jet printer...he will find it and exploit its many uses [what a great idea].

Impressive imagery that our "Lost" Hansen print brother has been working with in NM---especially the Aesop's fables inspired work and the Macaw etching. Each image is remarkably composed and printed.

Beaming with pride and enthusiasm for Maggie and Nels and the work they did in S.Africa! ---Friday's research day was spectacular!

DaniL said...

It would be really interesting to see this print up close and personal to see the textures from the etches and embossing. I'm curious as to what the whole ink jet thing is about...I looked for more of his stuff but "the ironies of human longing" was the only print i could find. His paintings were fun, though.

Congrats on the success of the open house! It was so much fun that I kind of neglected my own research for it =D Hey, I stood by my poster for awhile...

lachness said...

Wow, yes I agree with Danielle, I would love to see this up close and personal. I wasn't able to find more of his works, anyone else? Great colors.. i'm a bit confused on his process though.

I want to throw out a MAJOR HUGE THANK YOU for everyone who helped out friday, it really meant alot! It was really helpful for people experiencing the envirnment of having you all in the huge and seeing the process! So again I am very grateful for all you!!!!

lachness said...

and by huge, what i meant was shop... wow

Meagan said...

yeah I too would like to see this print up close to see what parts are ink-jet printer, I can't really tell on the computer, by the way Hanson is playing April 9th in La Crosse, not in March sorry Joel, I know this because I have tickets to their concert!

Equally Glorious said...

Amazing print ... it took me awhile to really take in all that was going on .... I looked as well and could find no other prints ... bummer ... fantastic use of multiple techniques .. it really gives it that extra "punch"

Maggie and Nels --- congrats on a fantastic open house on Friday ... I was so happy that i could share the day with you ... I am glad that I was able to participate and show others what outstanding things we do in our print shop of love ... (and tears of course)

Thank you for letting me be a part of your big day!

Nels said...

Zach sure spares no effort in producing the richest image possible to express his emotions. His choice and combinations of symbols is very interesting. Like I said, he spares no effort!

Bec★ said...

i am extremely curious as to the whole process this involves. very cool!

and yea for friday....that was fun! congrats!

meagan, you really have tix to hanson??

Liv Radke said...

I like the content of this piece. I really had to look at it for a while to see some of the different elements. I saw the hidden sculls and the distruction caused by humans. I liked the message that was being convayed. It is a very powerful. I am also a little confused about how this was printed. I wish I could see the process.
I cannot wait for our celebration of the Irish on Wednesday! See you all in Green!

lost said...

thank you for that, joel. i can always count on you to bring up that god forsaken band. cheers to BP joel and all his student-types.

libbyhansen said...

I agree with Nels, his works are extremely rich in color. I googled Wollard and found other works of his (paintings, etc.) that are also similar in content and very vibrant. His giraffe reminds me of Dali.

From one Hansen to another, great works as always. Keep doin' what you do.

I wish people won't confuse those H-A-N-S-O-N's with us H-A-N-S-E-N's. Wrong side of the North Sea. ;D

ellen said...

This print is really cool. There is soooo much going on; it would be great to see it up close. And an ink-jet printer? I didn’t even know anything like that was even an option, but honestly, at this point I don’t know what a lot of the options are. no worries though, no doubt we’ll figure it out eventually!

kirky b said...

Soapsuds by Jimmmy De Sana is sweet!
and i think we should all go to the Hansen concert as a family, everyone else game?

Bethany said...

Right away Wollard's "The Ironies of Human Longing II" slightly reminded me of Salvador Dali's "The Elephants" along with a few other paintings of his.

Friday was fun. Everyone should check the Racquet tomorrow and hopefully see photo's from all the awesomeness Friday entailed. I unfortunately do not have the final say in what actually gets put in the paper, but there is a good chance of it.

dyelsew30 said...

definitely like this dude, i too was reminded of dali when i first glanced at it.

your eyes can't help but wander around and around the print because there is so much going on.

Jen said...

it is amazing all the possiblities of printmaking. seeing all the different techniques used by everyone is truely inspiring. i really like his idea of using an inkjet printer then printing on that paper. it is definatly something i am interested in trying out.

Sarah said...

this is definitely exciting for not only the babies! His technique and compositions are really interesting and makes me excited to incorporate some of these ideas into my work.

*2 more days 'till break!

theviper said...

Very nice print. Joel please check your email!

chels said...
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chels said...

this is great! not only the hidden words and pictures that become apparent when you look up close,, but also the animals! oh the animals!!

Keriann said...

I love the animals in this! The use of color and line is great as well.

britt luecke said...

i like this piece..there is so much going on that it makes it really interesting to look at..the use of colors and techniques are really facinating too

Mallory_Heesch said...

When I first looked at the print, it amazed me at how much content was crammed in! There's so much going on, and so much up for interpretation. Like what is the significance of the ships on the giraffe's back? Incredible print. "The cause is hidden, the effect is visible to all".... powerful words.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing to see the extensive imagery going on in the print. I love it ! It only goes through the pain and process of techniques. An explosion of colors extremely wonderful.
And the Hansen brothers work is ...
really spectacular I love the animals and the way they are portrayed. Definitely gives ideas especially when i was thinking about using animals in my future prints. But i don't know yet.

stepho said...

I really like this piece. the kind of art i like is the ones that are really trying to get a point across and those that have a purpose. i really like all the detail that the artist put into the piece. as the viewer there is a great deal of images that we have to take in and you keep looking and you keep seeing more.